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                                                                                                                                                HDV 1080i Camcorder

                          World's FIRST Recording & Playback Consumer HDV 1080i Camcorder.
v   Step-up Feature
3 New Feature

                      v   3-1/3" 16:9 Advanced                                 s
                                                                                   12X Optical Carl                                        of the rings.
                          HAD™ CCD Imagers 1,120K Pixels Gross                     Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens                        s
                                                                                                                                           Expanded Focus
                          Advanced HAD™ (Hole Accumulation Diode)                  From the authority in lens technology, the Carl         Indicator
                          CCD imagers with 1,120K effective (video) pixels         Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens provides a high            The camera‘s LCD image is magnified,
                          provides excellent detail and clarity with               quality 12x optical zoom which maintains image          temporarily, up to 4X its original size without any
                          exceptional digital video performance. Using a 3         clarity and color while reducing glare and flare.       loss of distortion. This allows the user more finite
                          chip Advanced HAD™ CCD system and dichroic           v   3.5" Wide Precision                                     control while focusing the camera for greater
                          prism to separate color information, colors are          Hybrid SwivelScreen™ LCD Display (250K                  detail and clarity.
                          extremely accurate, and color "bleeding" and             Pixels)
                          "smearing" are greatly reduced.                                                                              v   Picture Profile
                                                                                   Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved        Allows the user to set manual adjustments for a
                          Advanced HAD™ CCD                                        resolution. The 250K pixel LCD display makes            scene (color, sharpness, white balance, etc) into
                          Technology                                               images sharp and detailed during playback or            any one of six presets, so they can be called up
                          Enhanced CCD design allows more light to reach           when monitoring recording. The Hybrid                   at just the touch of a button. Useful when
                          the imager which reduces video noise to improve          Reflective-Transmissive LCD Screen provides             shooting under the same conditions repeatedly,
                          signal-to-noise ratio by up to 6db (2x better than       accurate viewing in sunlight or bright light,           as options do not have to be re-set each time.
                          a standard CCD). Particularly effective when             virtually eliminating the "washout" common              Settings for various shooting conditions are
                          shooting in dark situations.                             with traditional LCD Screens.                           offered as defaults.
                      v   HDV Recording Format                                 s
                                                                                   Super SteadyShot®                                   v   CineFrame™ Recording
                          From the innovators in camcorder technology,             Optical Stabilization System                            Provides the option of recording video at either
                          Sony’s HDR-FX1 camcorder is the world’s first            An advanced form of Sony’s SteadyShot Image             30 fps or with a feeling of "film-like" 24 fps.
                          HDV1080i consumer level camcorder and player.            Stabilization system that controls an even
                          Now you can record all your memories in true             higher range of shake and vibration                 v   Assignable Buttons
                          high-definition video.                                   frequencies. This optical stabilization system          Three buttons on the exterior of the camcorder
                                                                                   achieves an even higher level of smoothness             are user-assignable so that they can be set to
                      v   Switchable HDV/DV
                                                                                   without degradation of video like some digital          the options most commonly utilized, for ease of
                          Format Recording                                                                                                 recording.
                          The HDR-FX1 is capable of recording and playing          stabilization systems.
                          back both High Definition and Standard Definition    s
                                                                                                                                           i.LINK®2 DV Interface
                          video recorded on standard MiniDV cassettes.             Conversion with Pass-Through                            (IEEE1394)
                                                                                   Convert and/or record any analog NTSC video             A high speed bi-directional digital video/audio
                      v   Real-time HD Codec
                                                                                   source to digital video via the analog inputs.          communication between two compatible devices
                          Engine                                                                                                           equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, including
                          A Sony developed Real Time MPEG                          Analog NTSC video can also be passed through
                                                                                   the digital Handycam camcorder directly into a          camcorders, digital VCRs, and PCs.
                          Encode/Decode system with reduced in energy
                          consumption and compact size to fit inside a             PC via the i.LINK® interface in real-time for       v   Shot Transition
                          personal camcorder. Provides efficient MPEG2             easy PC editing of your analog footage.                 Allows for a smooth automatic scene transition.
                          compression, and recording and playback of           s
                                                                                   Manual Zoom and                                         Settings for focus, zoom, iris, gain, shutter, and
                          clear HD images at the same bit rate of the DV           Manual Focus Ring                                       white balance can be set to the A/B button and a
                          format, so that High Definition video can be             Dual independent Zoom and Focus rings                   smooth transition will take place according to the
                          recorded on the same cassettes as are used for           provide precise and detailed control over the           set time. This function enables the focus to
                          MiniDV recording.                                        amount of zoom and the overall focus of the             gradually shift from the front of the screen to a
                                                                                   image with just a turn of the rings. Fast,              deeper part of the screen. Thus the iris enables a
                                                                                   intuitive framing when zooming, and finely              smooth change of depth of field.
                                                                                   detailed focusing is easy with the natural "feel"
HDV 1080i Camcorder

specifications                                     optional accessories
NightShot® Infrared System: N/A                    High Grade Wide Angle Lens (VCL-HG0872)
Accessory Shoe: Yes (Cold)                         Polarizing Filter Kit (VCL-72CPK)
USB Streaming: N/A                                 Carrying Case (LCS-VCB)
White Balance: Auto/One-Push (A)(B)/Preset         Hard Carrying Case (LCH-FXA)
Imaging Device: 3-1/3" 16:9 1120K Pixel            Tripod (VCT-FXA)
   Advanced HAD™ CCDs                              Video Light (HVL-20DW2)
Viewfinder: Color, Precision 16:9 (252K pixel)     Remote Control Tripod (VCT-870RM)
Interface: i.LINK® 2 DV Interface (IEEE1394):      Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-F770/970)
LCD: 3.5" 16:9 (250K) Precision Hybrid Color
USB Port(s): N/A
Digital Video Input(s): Yes (Composite (Mini)
   and S-Video
Digital Video Output(s): Yes (Component, Mini,
   and S-Video)
Digital Audio Input(s): Yes
Digital Audio Output(s): Yes (Stereo, Mini)
Headphone Output(s): Yes (Stereo, Mini)
Input(s): Microphone: Yes (Stereo, Mini)
Minimum Illumination: 3 lux
Aperture: 1.6-2.8
Focal Distance: 4.5-54.0mm
35mm Conversion: 32.5-390mm (in 16:9
   40-480mm (in 4:3 mode)
Zoom: 12X
Focus: Full Range Auto/Manual (Ring)/One
Shutter Speed: 1/4-1/10,000 (in AE Mode)
Aperture Range: Iris Control: Yes, Gain
Power Consumption: 7.4W/8.0W/8.4W
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor
Video Actual: 1070K Pixels
Filter Diameter: 72mm
Weight: 4 lbs, 11 oz (2.1 Kg) without battery or
Dimensions (WHD): 5 15/16" x 7 1/8" x 14
   3/8" (151 x 181 x 365mm)
Supplied Accessories: Power Adaptor/ In
   Camera Charger (AC-L15)
InfoLithium® Rechargeable Battery (NP-F570)
Wireless Remote Commander® Remote
   Control (RMT-840)
AA Battery
Lens Hood
Lens Cap
A/V Cable
Component Video Cable
Cleaning Cassette
Shoe Adapter
Large Eye Cup
Shoulder Strap

UPC Code: 0272426548150

service and warranty
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor

                                       Sony Electronics Inc. • 16450 West Bernardo Drive • San Diego, CA 92127 • 1-800-222-7669 •   Last Updated 2005-04-04

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